Boho Canvas Bag

Overload your tote bag with layers of fun patterns and textures for the ultimate boho look. It's bright, beautiful, and matches every outfit!

Designed by: Sara Gillespie


Messy Rating:

Craft Time: 60+ minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: C_34330, june2013, Boho Canvas Bag, boho, canvas, bag, tote, hand bag, purse, boho purse, textured bag, patterned bag, july 2013 trend, craft paint


  • Hirschberg Canvas Bag
  • Springs® Fabric – Assorted Pieces
  • Pressing Cloth
  • HeatnBond® Iron-On Adhesive
  • Creatology™ Pom Poms, 5mm – Assorted Colours
  • Embroidery Iron-on Patch – Design of Choice
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Stencil – Flower
  • Springs® Fabric – Orange
  • Martha Stewart Crafts™ Acrylic Paint – Colour of Choice
  • Stencil Brush
  • Simplicity® Crochet Lace – Cream
  • Aleene's® Fabric Glue
  • Iron
  • Scissors
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Step 1
Tear or cut different sizes and fabrics as desired.

Step 2
Cut a piece of HeatnBond® size to fit front of bag.

Step 3
Follow directions on HeatnBond® and iron on your pieces of fabric in desired design.

Step 4
Add HeatnBond® to backs of ribbons.

Step 5
Use fabric glue to attach pom poms to bag on the piece of fabric you choose.

Step 6
Iron HeatnBond® to back of orange fabric large enough for your stencil.

Step 7
Stencil your design onto fabric using acrylic paint, and let dry thoroughly.

Step 8
Cut oval from fabric and iron on to front of bag, placing pressing cloth over painted area before ironing in place.

Step 9
Glue or iron on embroidered patch where desired.